We look to highlight Awesome South African restaurants which you can visit during your holiday in South Africa. We look to include places to dine that will offer you a local taste experience, while creating a lasting impression, and hopefully the desire to return.
Polokwane – Limpopo
This is fine dining at its best.
The Saskia Restaurant at the Fusion Boutique Hotel in Polokwane offer a truly awesome gastronomic experience. This sublime restaurant offers an exquisite dining experience amongst a truly wonderfully decorated restaurant. Themed amid modern versions of traditional paintings by Rembrandt.
This fine dining restaurant offers an extensive menu with a selection of dishes to whet the appetite of diners. Expertly prepared and presented, the Executive Chef delights in offering traditional dishes with a contemporary twist.
To get the culinary feast off to a fine start, why not try the fruity Venison parcels or the delicately seared Cajun Spiced Prawns with lemon and white wine sauce. The marinated Chicken Wings served on broccoli and parmesan fritters with flash fried green beans are too delicious.
For mains there is a truly fabulous choice of poultry, seafood and meats. Choosing is difficult but the Braised Oxtail which comes with mash is delicious, as is the delectable Venison Potjie. This traditional South African potjie dish is prepared with slowly cooked Impala meat, peaches and local port and served with buttered rice.
For meat lovers there are a selection of aged prime cuts to choose from. Steaks are served blue, rare, medium rare, medium and medium well. Sourced from a local butchery to ensure quality and tenderness.
If you would prefer seafood try the Pan Fried Sole. This delicious fish dish is topped with a lemon butter sauce and served with deep fried squid rings, accompanied by basil pesto infused Brussels sprouts.
The dessert menu is mouth-watering. Try the Cape Malva Pudding or go for the Chocolate Fondant served with a warm runny centre, accompanied by a delightful homemade raspberry ice cream.
An extensive, well designed and presented wine list makes for a fine selection of mainly local fine wines to accompany this fine dining experience. After a truly excellent dining experience round off the evening with a cognac and a cigar. This is fine dining at its best, well done Saskia.
Complete the experience with a stay at the Fusion Boutique Hotel. This award-winning boutique hotel offers a selection of comfortable suites, all lavishly decorated. Experience personalized attention, ultimate comfort and decadent dining at the only 5-star hotel in the heart of Polokwane, the buzzing capital of South Africa’s Limpopo Province.
This multi award-winning boutique hotel has won ‘Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in Southern Africa (World Luxury Hotel Awards) for two years in a row; 2018 and 2019.
At the Lilizela Tourism Awards the hotel scooped the ‘Best 5-Star Hotel in Limpopo’ in 2019.